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by - — May 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0

The Clerestory Choir of UUCA invites you to a free Spring Concert Sunday, June 12 at 4:00 pm. The Clerestory Choir will sing Mozart’s Requiem for soloists and chorus. Plan to hear Choir perform this grand masterpiece which was W.A. Mozart’s final large composition before an untimely death at age 35. Surprisingly optimistic – perhaps even joyful in some passages – this work has inspired audiences for over 200 years.

by - — May 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0

Print media is no longer king. We receive more and more of our information through technology and on a 24/7 basis. How are these changes impacting timeliness and quality of the information we receive. The June 8th Arlington Committee of 100 will hear from top representatives of Arlnow.com, Nextdoor.com, the Washington Post and Arlington County. Dinner is $30 nonmembers and $28 members. Dinner starts at 7:30pm and Program at 8pm. You can attend program only for free. Reservations required at [email protected]

by - — May 26, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0

June 7 is a big day — it’s the day of the CA and NJ primaries, and it’s the day that Hillary is expected to mathematically clinch the Democratic nomination! Join fellow Hillary supporters to celebrate this historic event!

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the first 50 attendees will be eligible to enter a raffle for a free Apple Watch! (Get it, “watch” party?) Join us and bring your friends!

THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO ALL!

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Meeting on adding county historic preservation to current Westover National Historic District, Tuesday, May 31, 7 PM at Westover Library

There will be a public meeting to discuss the process to get Arlington County to formally designate the current national Westover Historic District (that includes most of the area considered as Westover) as a county historic district and thus protected from demolition of current historic buildings. Joan Lawrence chair of the Historic Affairs Landmark Review Board (HALRB will speak on the process required to get the county government to add local historic designation to the current national historic district of Westover.

This action occurs because developers have demolished about a dozen historic apartment buildings in Westover to build luxury townhouses. In the process, many old trees and green space was destroyed as well as over 60 moderate income rental apartments. These apartment buildings were built in 1940, and have housed moderate income renters in Westover for the past 75 years. A number of 100-year old trees were destroyed. With local historic designation. building owners were be required to maintain the current building, and could not demolish it unless it was offered for sale for one year to another property owner who would maintain the building. Sponsor: Arlington Greens

For more information, contact John Reeder ([email protected]).

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

The Fifteenth Annual US FreedomWalk Festival will take place the weekend of October 14 to 16, 2016. The US FreedomWalk
Festival® is a weekend long, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and
abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship.Choose your passion, 1, 2 or all 3 days! Different trails will be offered each day,
and a variety of distances ranging from 3 miles (5 km) to 27 miles (43 km) are offered starting each day
in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington, VA.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

The Fifteenth Annual US FreedomWalk Festival will take place the weekend of October 14 to 16, 2016. The US FreedomWalk
Festival® is a weekend long, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and
abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship.Choose your passion, 1, 2 or all 3 days! Different trails will be offered each day,
and a variety of distances ranging from 3 miles (5 km) to 27 miles (43 km) are offered starting each day
in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington, VA.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

The Fifteenth Annual US FreedomWalk Festival will take place the weekend of October 14 to 16, 2016. The US FreedomWalk
Festival® is a weekend long, non-competitive, social walking challenge bringing participants of all ages and
abilities together for fun, fitness, and international friendship.Choose your passion, 1, 2 or all 3 days! Different trails will be offered each day,
and a variety of distances ranging from 3 miles (5 km) to 27 miles (43 km) are offered starting each day
in the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, Arlington, VA.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Melanie Kehoss’ silhouetted scenes depict rituals as remembered and enacted by summer campers at Arlington Arts Center. Suspended within colored acrylic ovals around the library skylight, these paper-cuts create a colorful environment that shifts throughout the day. Opening reception June 22, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The installation will be on display June 22 – August 23.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Yoga for Good is a monthly, donation-only class to practice yoga, promote awareness and raise funds for local and global causes. The class is one hour long and appropriate for all levels. 100 percent of your donation goes directly to chosen non-profit organizations. June’s class benefits Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia which brings communities together to build decent, affordable housing – and provide hope – for people in need in Northern Virginia. This is a chance to practice for yourself and others. Come for fun. Contribute what you can. Bring a friend!

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Wakefield High School presents The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Arlington, VA (May 22, 2016) – Wakefield High School presents The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel. Performances will be held June 3 and 4 in the Black Box Theater at 7 pm. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. This drama is appropriate for ages 13 and older due to some adult language and situations.
Tillie’s mother is vicious and cruel while her sister yearns to fit in. Tillie finds solace in her studies at school and her rabbit. With the encouragement of her teacher Tillie enters the science fair. As Tillie’s experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil. Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Under the direction of Chris Gillespie this production features Julia Watson, Retta Laumann, Jamison Delgado, Charlotte Smith, and Belle Perkins.
Wakefield High School is located at 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington, VA 22206. For more information, contact 703-228-6700.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Wakefield High School presents The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Arlington, VA (May 22, 2016) – Wakefield High School presents The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel. Performances will be held June 3 and 4 in the Black Box Theater at 7 pm. All tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. This drama is appropriate for ages 13 and older due to some adult language and situations.
Tillie’s mother is vicious and cruel while her sister yearns to fit in. Tillie finds solace in her studies at school and her rabbit. With the encouragement of her teacher Tillie enters the science fair. As Tillie’s experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil. Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Under the direction of Chris Gillespie this production features Julia Watson, Retta Laumann, Jamison Delgado, Charlotte Smith, and Belle Perkins.
Wakefield High School is located at 1325 S. Dinwiddie St. Arlington, VA 22206. For more information, contact 703-228-6700.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Arlington’s oldest building, the Ball-Sellers House, is open for Memorial Day. We are always open Saturday afternoons April-October and now we’re also open on summer holidays: Memorial, Independence, and Labor Days. Stop in for a free docent-led tour and learn how real farmers lived in the Arlington frontier.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

Northern Virginia’s cemeteries are time capsules and offer a glimpse into the lives and fortunes of the famous, the infamous, and those who are remembered for loving their families, tending to their business, and quietly supporting their communities. There are about a thousand cemeteries in Northern Virginia, ranging from small family plots to huge national cemeteries. Ow the history of our region can be told through gravestone with a story to tell including those of Confederate raiders, freedmen, eccentrics, and nation builders. Sometimes, tombstones are all that remain of their stories.
Charles Mills has a passion for history and is the author of numerous books on the history of Northern Virginia, including “Alexandria: 1861-1865,” “Hidden History of Northern Virginia,” “Echoes of Manassas,” and now “Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia.” He is also the producer and cohost of the cable television show “Virginia Time Travel.”

Mills has roamed the world researching historical topics and is delighted to have lived most of his life in Northern Virginia, one of the most historic regions in the country. He now lives on the banks of the Potomac River on land once owned by George Washington. When not doing historical research, he can be found kayaking on the Potomac River

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

The Arlington Community Chorus will present its Spring Concert, “Many Voices, Many Songs,” on Saturday, June 18. Directed by McKenna Stenson and accompanied by Tatiana Loisha, the chorus will perform a varied repertoire of choral music, featuring songs from around the world. Admission is free, and the program is suitable for the entire family. Immediately following the concert, the audience is invited to meet the members of the group and enjoy light refreshments.

Arlington Community Chorus is part of the Arlington Public Schools’ Community Learning Program (formerly Arlington Adult Education) and is open to all Arlington residents.

by - — May 25, 2016 at 10:51 pm 0

SALT: A different kind of Toastmasters Club!!!

We seek individuals who are seasoned and aspiring communicators and leaders.

If you are someone who is seeking communication and leadership development opportunities, we invite you to join our Club.

The Club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month, 2-4 p.m., usually at King Street Blues, Crystal City Shops, 1648 Crystal Square Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 415-2583. But please confirm by calling 703-475-3208 or E-Mail at [email protected] In addition, you may refer to the banner for the monthly meeting location.

We’ll show you the how-to’s of communication and leadership, invite guest speakers who have excelled in the communication and leadership spectrums, and present best practices for being an effective and efficient communicator and leader in every other capacity of life.

Most importantly, SALT allows you the chance to build friendships and relationships with other seasoned and aspiring Toastmasters across DC, Maryland, and Virginia, so that we can work together effectively and have a lot of fun at the same time!

Please attend out next meeting so you can see why SALT is a different kind of Toastmasters Club!!!

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